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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

A rocket is a type of spacecraft that takes off by exerting a large amount of force in the opposite direction.

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A rocket is a form of propulsion, usually by chemical means. Rockets are commonly used as a means of space flight by pre-warp cultures.

Constitution-class starships were equipped with auxiliary rockets for emergency use in breaking free of a planet's orbit. (TOS episode: "The Cage")

In 2265, a meteorite collision damaged Rocket Engine Number Four of the USS Enterprise while en route to planet Alpha Z-21. (TOS comic: "Invasion of the City Builders")

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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Raquel Ervin (Dakotaverse) article)

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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias



Partner of Icon, Shadow Cabinet (reserve member); (former) Star Chamber, Blood Syndicate (undercover)

Amistad Ervin (son), Robert Ervin (father), Sandra Ervin (mother), Della Ervin (sister, deceased), Del Ervin (stepbrother), Mrs. Ervin (first name unrevealed, grandmother, deceased), Ruth (last name unrevealed, great aunt)

Base Of Operations





Marital Status


High school level


Place of Birth

First appearance



Raquel Ervin was born in Paris Island, the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhood in Dakota. She yearned to become a writer ("just like Toni Morrison"), but lacked the motivation. That is, until she met Augustus Freeman IV, a stranded alien with superhuman powers. This occurred while she and her friends were robbing Freeman's home. Raquel convinced Augustus to become the superhero Icon and to take her on as his sidekick, Rocket. While in costume, she wore a belt Icon fashioned out of his escape pod's inertia winder, which allowed her to manipulate kinetic energy.[1][2]

Shortly after she began adventuring with Icon, Raquel discovered that she was pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Noble.[3] She decided to keep the baby, becoming the first single teenage mother in comics.[4] She gave birth to a son, whom she named Amistad Augustus Ervin. "Amistad" was in honor of the famous ship that brought slaves over from Africa to America, and "Augustus" after Icon's human alias.[5] While her pregnancy caused her to give up adventuring for a time, Raquel eventually became a superhero again.[6]

Rocket also assisted the Blood Syndicate member Flashback in fighting her addiction to crack cocaine. Rocket felt sympathy for Flashback since her own sister, Della, died of a drug overdose years earlier.

Rocket was more liberal than Icon, which caused them to clash on a number of occasions. She befriended Static, another teenage superhero from Dakota City. While it has been hinted that someday they might become more than friends, their relationship remained platonic throughout the run of their respective titles.

DC Universe

In the revised Milestone continuity (which has apparently always existed in the DC Universe), Rocket is still partnered with Icon, who appears to have an existing friendship with Superman and is exempt from prosecution at the hands of the Green Lantern Corps.

Powers and Abilities


  • Hand-to-Hand Combat: Rocket is a good hand-to-hand combatant due to her crimefighting experience as Icon's partner[7]

    Strength level

Raquel possesses the normal strength of a girl of her age, height, and build who engages in regular exercise. However, Rocket can use the kinetic energy stored in her inertia field to increase the force of her punches to superhuman levels.[7]


Rocket's inertia field has certain weaknesses due to its very nature.

  • Non-Kinetic Attacks: The inertia field offers little protection against weapons based on non-kinetic energy like thermal (e.g., flamethrowers)[8] or electrical (e.g., tasers).[7]
  • Stealth Attacks: The field will not activate if a person or object exerts little kinetic energy against it. Hence, Rocket is vulnerable to stealth attacks, which rely on slower movements and minimal force.[9]
  • Inertia Field Overload: The amount of kinetic energy Rocket's field can absorb and store is not limitless. Hence, as the field reaches its limit, she begins to feel the attacks directed against her as occurred when she battled Oblivion.[6]



  • Inertia Belt: All of Rocket's superhuman powers derive from the inertia winder installed in her belt buckle.[7] This device is one of two from Icon's crashpod, the other is installed in Hardware's current suit of armor.[10] When activated, the inertia winder surrounds Rocket in an "inertia field," which absorbs, stores, and redirects any kinetic energy used against it. The field is normally invisible to the human eye, but glows purple when exposed to kinetic energy.[7] Rocket's inertia field enables Rocket to manipulate kinetic energy in numerous ways.
  • Force Field: The inertia field protects Rocket from anything invested with kinetic energy: physical blows,[7] bullets,[7] falls,[11] etc. The inertia field normally extends a few inches from Rocket's body,[7] but she can expand the field to enclose much greater areas. She once used the field to protect a small crowd of people without the field losing its durability.[12]
Rocket can also release the inertia field's stored kinetic energy for offensive purposes.
  • Kinetic Energy Punches: Rocket can hit with superhuman force by releasing kinetic energy as she throws a punch.[7] By releasing all the energy in the inertia field, she can stagger powerful beings like Icon with a single blow.[13] However, such a feat would leave Rocket defenseless so she prefers to throw less powerful punches. Furthermore, Rocket has moral qualms about using her full store of kinetic energy against normal human opponents.
  • Superhuman Throwing: Rocket can use kinetic energy to increase the force with which she hurls an object, turning it into a dangerous projectile.[7] For example, she once hurled a bullet with enough to rival a shot from a high-caliber rifle. This ability is limited to objects which she can lift and toss with her normal strength.
  • Kinetic Energy Blasts: Rocket can project her stored kinetic energy over a distance as focused beams from her hands.[7] As with her kinetic punches, the amount of damage she can cause depends on the amount of kinetic energy she uses.
  • Inertialess Field: Rocket can use her inertia winder to surround a target within an "inertialess field."[14] This field's kinetic energy nullifies the energy of anything trapped within down to the molecular level. As a result, Rocket can use the inertialess field to effectively immobilize her opponents.[15] In fact, some opponents can fall unconscious in as much as the field prevents oxygen molecules from reaching their lungs. The inertialess field consumes enormous amounts of energy and collapses after a few seconds.[16]
Flight: Rocket can fly by releasing her inertia field's kinetic energy beneath her, launching her skyward. Initially, she was not very skilled with this ability and thus could only leap over great distances. However, after training from Darnice, Rocket can use her kinetic energy as a means of propulsion for genuine flight.[5] Rocket is capable of flying through narrow corridors and performing complex aerial maneuvers. She can even hover in midair by releasing controlled bursts of kinetic energy beneath her.[13]
  • Costume: Rocket wears a costume composed of alien materials generated by the Maker device aboard Icon's crashpod.[1] The costume is highly tear-resistant and insulates Rocket from heat and cold.[2] Rocket's current costume also has a built-in monitoring system that warns her when the inertia field is low on kinetic energy.[17]
  • Mask: Rocket's mask is composed of an alien material generated by the Maker aboard Icon's crashpod. The mask adheres to her face through unknown means when she dons it. The lenses of Rocket's original mask turned translucent when it was worn, thereby further concealing her true identity.[18] Rocket's current mask has transparent lenses.[17]


Although she is only the sidekick of the title character, Icon, she is the actual protagonist of the series.

See Also

Recommended Reading

Links and References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Icon #1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Icon #8
  3. Icon #3
  4. Icon #7
  5. 5.0 5.1 Icon #24
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Icon #26
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Icon #2
  8. Icon #23
  9. Icon #14
  10. Hardware #16
  11. Icon #13
  12. Icon #29
  13. 13.0 13.1 Icon #28
  14. Icon #39
  15. Icon #39
  16. Icon #39
  17. 17.0 17.1 Icon #22
  18. Icon #6
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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

For the Fallout 3 ammunition, see Missile.

Rocket is an ammunition type in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.


Fallout and Fallout 2

Explosive Rocket

Explosive Rocket
ammo type: Explosive
capacity: 1
AC modifier: 0
DR modifier: -25%
damage modifier: 1/1
used in:
weight: 3 pounds
value: $200

Description: A rocket with a large explosive warhead.

Rocket AP

Rocket AP
ammo type: AP
capacity: 1
AC modifier: -15%
DR modifier: -50%
damage modifier: 1/1
used in: BigBazooka
weight: 3 pounds
value: $400
A rocket shell, with a smaller explosive, but designed to pierce armor plating.

Unlike traditional AP ammo which deals less damage than FMJ or JHP rounds, the AP rocket is strictly superior to the Explosive rocket. Its AC modifier should probably belong to the Explosive rocket, to simulate "splash damage", while an armor piercing rocket must hit its target directly to do damage.

Fallout Tactics

The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

Explosive Rocket

Explosive Rocket
ammo type: Explosive
capacity: 1
penetration: -20%
damage: +79%
used in:
weight: 3 lbs.
value: n/a

Description: A rocket with a large explosive warhead.

Rocket AP

Rocket AP
ammo type: AP
capacity: 1
penetration: +80%
damage: -40%
used in:
weight: 3 lbs.
value: n/a

Description: A rocket shell, with a smaller explosive, but designed to pierce armor plating.

Rocket Electrical

Rocket Electrical
ammo type: EMP
capacity: 1
penetration: +0%
damage: +0%
used in:
weight: 4 lbs.
value: n/a

Description: A rocket designed to produce a massive electrical discharge on impact.

Rocket Sabot

Rocket Sabot
ammo type: AP
capacity: 1
penetration: +80%
damage: +0%
used in:
weight: 5 lbs.
value: n/a

Description: A soft shell casing containing a hard core. Used for armor piercing.

Ammunition in Fallout
Ammunition in Fallout 2
Ammunition in Fallout Tactics
Ammunition in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

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Up to date as of February 08, 2010
(Redirected to Rocket Launcher article)

From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

Rocket Launcher may refer to the following:

Or the rockets used for ammunition:

M19 SSM RL as featured in Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2



M41 SSR MAV/AW as featured in Halo 3 and Halo 3: Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST)



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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From Lostpedia

Daniel and his tripod ("The Economist")  (promotional still)

As a physicist, Daniel Faraday seems particularly interested in some of the unique properties encountered on the Island. In the episode "The Economist" in particular, Daniel conducted an intricate experiment while communicating with the Kahana.


"The Economist" experiment

Clock from rocket ("The Economist")

In Daniel's timing experiment, the beacon was mounted on a tripod with a clock on it. He then phoned the freighter, getting Regina. He asked her to send a "payload" in a small rocket to the beacon. Regina did so and began counting down the geographic arrival of the payload in rapid 5-kilometer-steps, starting with 40 km. But when she reached zero, the rocket had not reached the beacon. Regina said that it was "weird" while Daniel responded that it was "far more than weird". The rocket did eventually arrive a while later. He compared the time on a digital clock from the rocket with the one from the tripod and saw that they were different by 31 minutes, 18 seconds. Daniel commented that the result was "not good".


There is a great deal of uncertainty about the velocity of the rocket as it traveled to the Island. Calculations lead to velocities that would seem infeasible given the rocket's construction.

The position of the freighter relative to the Island when the rocket was launched is unknown. The most that can be assumed is that the freighter was between 40 kilometers and 150 kilometers (80 nautical miles). The lower bound is from the countdown to theoretical impact on the Island. The upper bound is from Naomi's report of the position of the freighter when she arrived on the Island.

The payload is a blur just before it slams into the earth. ("The Economist")

At the upper bound of distance, intuition tells us that in the eight seconds between Regina launching the rocket and her breaking the silence and counting down from 40 kilometers away from the island, the rocket traveled 110 kilometers. This means the rocket was going 13.75 kilometers per second, or 49,500 kilometers per hour. The fastest missile ever is said to be[1] the Russian made Topol SS 27, which goes less than 18,000 kilometers per hour. [2]

"The Constant" experiment

Main article: Daniel's machine

When Desmond suffered from side-effects caused by electromagnetic radiation and leaving the Island, it appeared that his consciousness was transported back in time. In trying to understand his condition, Desmond met a young Daniel Faraday, who was a Professor at Queen's College, Oxford. Daniel showed him a machine he had built, one which he claimed could "unstick" a consciousness within time so that it can travel to different points within a subject's life, in the past or in the future.


  • The prop / equipment used to create the beacon is simply a Swann Night Hawk Wireless Outdoor Camera.
  • Originally the time difference was only about 31 seconds, but it was later changed before the episode aired.

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
More details...
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Daniel's experiments/Theories
  • Why is there a 31 minute, 18 second difference between the two clock readouts?
  • Did the freighter people expect a time difference? And if so, why?
  • How is Daniel (or any of the islanders) able to have a phone conversation with Regina (or any of the freighter people) if there is a significant time difference between the island and the freighter?

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Rocket could refer to:

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Up to date as of February 06, 2010

From Yu-Gi-Oh Card Maker Wiki

Rocket monsters are a set of Machine-type monsters based on rockets and missiles. The focus of Rocket monsters are to either destroy or weaken an opponent's monster as well as inflict damage as quickly as possible. The cards themselves were inspired from the card Rocket Warrior.

Rocket Cards

Rocket KnightRocket CommanderRocket WarriorRocket Lord

Rocket CarrierRocket LauncherRocket LifterRocket DragonRocket SoldierRocket SniperRocket JarRocket TrooperRocket AvengerRocket EngineerRocket GeminiRocket SynchronRocket AllyD.D. RocketDark Rocket Knight

Rocket BrawlerRocket Guardian

Support cards

Rocket DrawMissile RecoveryJet BladeJet SaberRocket BoostBlast Off!!Missile Silo

Explosive RocketInterceptor Missile SystemMissile AcceleratorRocket Salvo

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